Femina Plantarum #7.


Acrylic paint on paper.


This was a nice and productive week for me. The key was all in being organized and calm at the same time. I did things slower than usual, I took a deep breath often and I went for a long walk before work. Sometimes the more you run the less you get done. I feel happy and connected with myself and my loved ones.

This morning at the super market there was a lady who was struggling with a machine. She even told the machine: come on! I don't have the whole day for this! I wanted to help her but she was so mad. Have you ever found yourself so des-connected from yourself that you get mad at objects? If that ever happens then it's time to slow down and reconnect what what's really important.

Have a wonderful Friday and weekend! 

Elsita :)

Femina Plantarum. #5

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One more piece from the series Femina Plantarum.

size: 9"x12"

Acrylic paint on paper.

I finally have more information about my show in Miami, Florida.

Opening: September 7th. 2012

Where: PanAmerican Art Projects.

I will be showing my work together with Carlos Estevez. My dream is to attend the opening but I don't know if that would be possible yet. I will let you know as soon as I know. Have a great day!

Elsita :)

Six Unique Brooches.

These brooches are available for reservation. If you're interested in one of them please send me an e-mail to: elsammora@gmail.com Or you can also get in touch via my Etsy shop.

Price: $65 each.

Update: Only #5 is available. The rest have been already reserved.

Thanks a lot!

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I enjoyed creating these pieces so much! These brooches are made out of wood clay. I purchased this material 3 years ago but I got comfortable with it only recently. Sometimes it takes time to "understand" a new material. I love this clay because it's very strong when dry and because it's made from real cedar wood.

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This time I decided to give titles to my brooches. Each one of these pieces is a small artwork that could be added to your outfit but it could also be framed in a shadow box for display. 


A Red Bird Discovers Magic Creatures by the Ocean.

Measurements: 2" x 1.5"


The Infinite Journey of a Lonely Bird.

Measurements: 2.5" x 1.5"


A Miniature Bird Dreaming a Big Dream.

Measurements: 2 3/4" x 1 1/4"


The Bird that Collected Spots from all Kinds of Places.

Measurements: 2" x 1.5"


A White Bird in a Drop of Water.

Measurements: 3" x 1"


A Fish that Wanted to be a Bird.

Measurements: 2 1/4 x 1.5"



Bell 1 copy

Hello my friend!

I have been sooo busy. I'm still very busy. My brother Alex came from Miami as I told you before. He installed my beloved ceramic kiln and now I have the basic infrastructure to start my ceramic adventure. Yay!!

After Alex left I realized that I needed to do a major de-cluttering in my studio so I starting working on it. I have been donating lots of things to GoodWill. I hope that some creative people find the supplies and books that I'm donating. 

I have a lot to do other than cleaning up. My shows and other projects keep getting closer and closer to the deadline. But I'm excited about everything. Soon I will be blogging about a series of beautiful brooches that I finished recently. They will be available for reservation.

The picture above is a new necklace. A bell-shaped pendant with a woman painted on the front of it. The woman's legs are painted inside the bell. Very cute :) I need to take more pictures of it...

Have a wonderful day!

Elsita :)

Rojo is Coming to Life!!!!


Remember how a long time ago I talked about my brand new kiln that I named Rojo? Believe it or not that was in 2010, two years ago! Well, today is the lucky day when my beautiful kiln is finally starting to come to life. My brother Alex is here from Florida on a mission: to install my beloved Rojo, so I can finally use it.


Yay!!! We just came back from Home Depot where we got all the elements for the installation. We took the kids with us. While my brother was doing all the serious work finding the parts I put Natalie and Diego in a cart and took them for a ride all over the place. They were in heaven. Natalie said that we were in a movie set. Diego said: This is not a movie set, this is Disneyland!. The thing is that they found Home Depot to be a fun place. I totally agree, it's one of my favorite places ever.

Now as I write this post my brother is starting the installation, it takes a lot of work. We expect to be done by tomorrow or Monday. Yay!!!!! I am soooo happy!!!! 

A Helpful Book.


I have a whole library of self-help books. They are such good teachers to me. Good books are real treasures, and this one in the picture is one of them. Do More Great Work is written by a man who has a gift for understanding the anatomy of great work. Here we're talking about quality work, the one that is meaninful and that makes us feel really proud of ourselves. 

I agree with the author: whatever work we do is basically bad work, good work or great work. In which one of these three places do we spend most of our time? Watch the little video below to have an idea of what bad work, good work and great work is. One thing is for sure: we all have the potential to do great work most of the time. 


Five New Pendants.

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Here are some new necklaces made out of paperclay painted with acrylic paint. Each one comes with a sweet black ball chain. They are so special in person! I give them a really nice finish that includes several layers of matte varnish. When the surface is very dry I apply some aromatic oil to make them water proof. They look beautiful on a black background. I hope that you enjoy looking at them :)


1.3/4" x 3/4" (2cm x 4,5cm) SOLD OUT.


2" x 1.3/4" (5cm x 4cm)  SOLD OUT.

Pendant 3 copy

2" x 1.5" (5,5cm x 4cm) SOLD OUT.

1 copy

2.1/4" x 1.5" (5,5cm x 3,5cm) SOLD OUT.


2" x 1.1/4" (5cm x 3cm) SOLD OUT.


I love my Girl. She's an old soul.

  Natalie's note

It amazes me how mature Natalie if for her age (only 8). I love it when she's able to express her own frustrations and find a positive way out of them. She wrote this note because one of her good friends has been absent from school for a couple of days. Natalie misses her a lot. 

It's been a hard time for me as well because I miss Billy (Natalie's Dad) who has been traveling a lot. Bill makes great jokes just like Camille. As you can imagine it's hard not having Bill's jokes in my life ;). But as Natalie said: we have to live life forward and not backwards. Meaning that she's going to see her friend again soon and I am going to see Bill soon as well. Looking forward to the future is good.

I hope that you have a nice and peacefull weekend.

Elsita :)